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Several Mint Mobile customers had phone numbers hijacked, Coinbase hacked around T-Mobile breach

Several Mint Mobile customers had phone numbers hijacked, Coinbase hacked around T-Mobile breach – By Ben Schoon 9to5Google

Earlier this month T-Mobile disclosed a security breach that also affected Google Fi, and in the case of one customer it also seemed to lead to several hacked accounts and a hijacked phone number. As it turns out, the same thing also happened to several Mint Mobile customers who temporarily lost their phone numbers around the same time period.

If you want to use a security key with your Apple account, you’ll need two keys

If you want to use a security key with your Apple account, you’ll need two keys – By Jay Peters The Verge
Apple just added support for security keys to secure your Apple ID with its latest iOS and macOS updates, but to actually set up your keys with your account, you’ll need to have at least two security keys on hand, according to an Apple support document (via MacRumors).

Don’t forget to set up your Android device’s safety features

Don’t forget to set up your Android device’s safety features; here’s how – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google

Most Android devices these days have tons of safety features. These allow you to stay safe in dangerous situations, contact the authorities when needed, and even send automatic alerts when you’ve been involved in a car accident. Since those settings can be a literal life-changer, they should be set up just in case something were to happen. Here’s how you can do that.

 

I tried the built-in password manager in web browsers so you don’t have to

I tried the built-in password manager in web browsers so you don’t have to – By Karthik Iyer XDA Developers
The importance of password managers cannot be understated in 2023, especially if you have a growing list of online accounts. A password manager will not only keep you safe online, but it’ll also make it easier to create and store strong passwords. I

You Definitely Want to Change Your LastPass Passwords

You Definitely Want to Change Your LastPass Passwords – By See full CNET
LastPass, a popular password manager, has had a massive breach endangering customers’ information.

In late December, LastPass CEO Karim Toubba acknowledged that a security incident the company first disclosed in August had ultimately paved the way for an unauthorized party to steal customer account information and vault data.

The one password manager setting you should always change

The one password manager setting you should always change – By Alaina Yee PCWorld
As helpful as password managers are, many have a surprisingly lax attitude toward the information you copy from them. Load up the password for your most sensitive account and that info will just sit on your clipboard indefinitely, accessible to all other apps on your phone or PC—or even remote devices, if you have cloud clipboard features enabled. You don’t need to paste the text into those apps for them to see it, either.

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